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Take some time for yourself and come along to our friendly and informal Read to Relax groups.  Groups meet weekly and are FREE, including refreshments.

Orford Park Library

Tuesday   10:30 - 11:30

"I love being read to, it's so relaxing" John from the Orford group

Please contact Orford Park Library on 01925 572504.

Lymm Library

Friday   10:30 - 11:30

"This group is really helping me to read again" Robin from the Lymm group

To find out more please contact Lymm Library on 01925 754367.

Penketh Library

Tuesday 14:00 - 15:00

To find out more please contact Penketh library on 01925 723730

What is Read to Relax?

Read to Relax is a new kind of weekly reading group that brings people together - in a relaxed and social atmosphere - to read, have a cup of tea and chat.

What makes Read to Relax so different from other reading groups?

The main difference is that in the Read to Relax groups you are read to, so it is your choice whether you want to read along or just sit back and listen. There is no requirement for everyone to read aloud to the group, that is purely up to how you feel on the day.
The groups meet weekly, rather than monthly, which quickly builds a feeling of friendship between group members. Also, as the group quite often reads short stories (and sometimes poetry), it doesn't matter if illness or family commitments mean you cannot attend every week.

Why have a group like this?

Reading aloud - and being read to - involves people more with the stories they are reading, it takes it off the page and encourages discussion. Read to Relax members have reported finding a new interest in literature, feeling more confident and generally having a better sense of wellbeing. The groups have also inspired some members to write themselves.

"I thought it might be patronising to be read to, but it isn't at all, and I love it!" - Read to Relax member, Orford.